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Holness: PNP will consider early general polls, JLP 'settling down'

Published:Monday | June 15, 2015 | 9:53 AM
Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness says his party is settling down following months of internal disputes that have played out in the public.

The Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, says he believes the Portia Simpson Miller-led Administration will consider calling early general elections. 

According to Holness, this is because of what he calls the difficulties being endured under the programme with the International Monetary Fund.

 

Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness

Local government elections were due by June 12 and general elections are constitutionally due by December 29 next year. 

Meanwhile, the Jamaica Labour Party leader says his party is settling down following months of internal disputes that have played out in the public. 

Holness says this is important as the party has to resolve representation at the local and parliamentary levels should early polls be called.

 

Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness

Since the divisive internal leadership race in 2013, numerous internal struggles became public and apparently got worse after a court ruled in February that Holness violated the Constitution in removing two senators.

There has also been an apparent fallout involving senior members Karl Samuda and Delory Chuck and the leadership of the party.

Samuda resigned from the party’s Standing Committee in April and Chuck resigned from the Shadow Cabinet in March, to which he had been appointed to in January. 

Holness was speaking on Cliff Hughes Online on Power 106FM.